High marks for West End school

Steve Wetherill.
Steve Wetherill.

West End Primary School has been given a glowing testimony by inspectors.

Ofsted awarded the school a rating of ‘good’ with high marks for results, teaching, behaviour and staff leadership.

The report also highlighted West End’s excellent work with Polish pupils.

Steve Wetherill, head teacher, said: “I am very proud of the continued progress we are making as a school.

“The inspection report accurately reflects the hard work that goes on at West End. I would like to say well done and thank you to everyone connected with our family school at the heart of the community.”

The Ofsted report, compiled after inspectors visited on April 24 and 25, also praised teaching assistants and mentors, the school’s “exciting clubs, trips and activities” and the Early Years Foundation Stage for younger pupils. It also said: “Pupils feel safe and well cared for at school.”

In order for the school to reach an ‘outstanding’ level, the highest mark awarded by Ofsted, targets need to be more precise and “occasionally teachers do not keep lessons moving along quickly enough”.

West End Primary also received a good rating last time Ofsted called in 2009.

The school will hold its summer fair this Thursday, June 13 from 1.30pm to 3pm.